Archive for 'Therapies'

24/7 support for the homeless

24/7 support for the homeless

The CBD’s homeless people will get 24/7 mental health support from Northwestern Mental Health Service (NMHS) and Victoria Police from July 1.  Currently NMHS in Parkville provides mental health treatment to the homeless from 2-10pm each [...]

NSW mental health review opened to public

NSW mental health review opened to public

Public comment is being sought on seclusion, restraint and observation practices at NSW health facilities following disturbing footage of a patient’s finals days in Lismore Base Hospital. Miriam Merten died at the hospital in June 2014 [...]

Men’s group ‘working out’ mental health stigmas

Men’s group ‘working out’ mental health stigmas

A  FORMER New Zealand infantry soldier is opening up about his feelings, smashing down mental health barriers for men. Manward is the forward-thinking initiative cooked up by David Okeby about 12 months ago, where young to [...]

When to take a mental health day

When to take a mental health day

Mental health issues are one of the most common forms of illness in Australia with 3 million of us currently living with anxiety or depression alone. But it’s not just our personal lives that are affected [...]

Specialist workers to detect family violence perpetrators in drug and alcohol treatment

Specialist workers to detect family violence perpetrators in drug and alcohol treatment

SPECIALIST workers will be rolled out across Victoria to try to curb family violence attacks made by people with drug, alcohol or mental health issues. It is hoped, the family violence advisers, embedded within major alcohol [...]

Stawell workshop aims to shine a light on mental wellbeing

Stawell workshop aims to shine a light on mental wellbeing

A NEW initiative in Stawell is aiming to tackle one of Australia’s top three leading causes of disease – mental illness. Grampians Community Health is hosting the Improving Mental Wellbeing workshop and will address issues such as [...]

Mental health: Online service for remote patients

Mental health: Online service for remote patients

  RESIDENTS in regional and rural Australia can for the first time consult a psychiatrist from the comfort of their own home thanks for a new online service. The Dokotela service allows people in remote areas [...]

Victoria Commits $500,000 For LGBTQ Mental Health Ahead Of ‘Damaging’ Plebiscite

Victoria Commits $500,000 For LGBTQ Mental Health Ahead Of ‘Damaging’ Plebiscite

CANBERRA — The federal government seems to have temporarily shelved its plan to hold a plebiscite on marriage equality, but the Victorian government is still preparing for the “damaging” national vote by boosting funding to LGBTQ [...]

Effects of domestic violence can last up to 16 years: Hunter study

Effects of domestic violence can last up to 16 years: Hunter study

WOMEN who experience domestic violence should be provided with support decades after the abuse ends, as new research shows the legacy on their health could last a lifetime. Deputy director of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s [...]

Men’s Health Week: men urged to speak out on mental health

Men’s Health Week: men urged to speak out on mental health

WHILE nearly three million Australians live with depression and anxiety, only 35 per cent access treatment and just 25 per cent of men ask for help. A Gosnells psychology clinic believes Men’s Health Week is a [...]